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Address: 115-123 King Street, Norwich NR1 1QE , England
Description: Dragon Hall is a magnificent Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall in the...
Dragon Hall is a magnificent Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall in the heart of Norwich. Visit us to see our beautiful carved and painted dragon in the stunning timber crown post roof of the Great Hall. Discover more about Robert Toppes, the man that built Dragon Hall, commerce, trade and civic life in the 15th century and how Norwich became England's second city. After Toppes the building was changed and adapted over the centuries and the Great Hall was lost and only rediscovered in the 1970s above the attics of a row of terraced houses and shops.We provide a great programme of activities for children and families in school holidays, curriculum linked days for schools, craft and textile workshops for adults as well as markets, fairs and living history events, concerts and performances. Dragon Hall is also available to hire for weddings, celebrations and business events. Dragon Hall is managed by The Norfolk & Norwich Heritage Trust, a registered charity. All our activities help us to care for this unique building and keep it open as for learning, cultural and community activities.
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Well preserved Merchants Hall

credit to the local authorities who have managed to preserve this medieval building`s main features (the amazing beamed roof particularly) whilst making it a usable working... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

credit to the local authorities who have managed to preserve this medieval building`s main features (the amazing beamed roof particularly) whilst making it a usable working building. A little bit off the main tourist route it is well worth a visit (to be honest, a short visit) but by doing so you get to see a real slice of history... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This museum is fascinating. Covering many years of Norwich history, it offers much information about the river, commerce, currency, and more. A wonderful walk through sociology at it's best - giving a tangible sense of how Norwich people lived through the centuries, and the influences of their times.

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were the only visitors during the hour or so spent in the museum. Videos are well worth watching, telling the remarkable story of Robert Toppes, medieval trade and civic life in fifteenth century Norwich. They bring to life the exhibits throughout this spectacular building.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This building is a little off the beaten track in Kings Street. but still not far from the city centre, so worth seeking out. There has been masses of archaeological and restoration work returning it to show part of what was there when a very wealthy merchant turned it into his trading hall, in the Middle Ages. There was also... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We found enough here to amuse adults and children for an hour and a half on a rainy afternoon. Lots of things to keep kids interest as well as adults.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

For a relatively small place, the number of things to children interested is surprising. We still hadn't seen everything when it was time to pull the kids away.

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norfolk
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I never have a problem with prices for these places as I always say, as you can wander round and spend as much time as you like, and there are always interesting things to find out.I was lucky today as a group of us went round with the tour guide at no extra charge, and that was for the best... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

On April 5th 2014 my son and his new bride had their wedding breakfast at this beautiful old building. It was stunning. The food was good, the waiters were good and the Great Hall looked wonderful. A great time was had by all. Thankyou!

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norwich
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Went to visit the medieval Christmas fair on Saturday 7th December but never actually got to see it. I had been waiting many months to attend and was absolutely disgusted that I was expected to pay an admission fee to go in and buy some goods from the stall holders. I do not expected to pay an admission fee to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A beautiful building, with some interesting history but it really only warrants a half an hour visit as is quite small. They do have an audio guide and are extremely friendly and helpful but still a little pricey for what it offers.

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